James Doneff, age 90, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away on September 26,
He was born September 15, 1923 in Gary, Ind., to Michael and Bobbie Doneff.
On June 15, 1946 he married Fern M. Melton.
He is survived by sons, Terrel (Bobbie) Doneff of Greenwood, Ind., and James
D. (Gail) Doneff of Crown Point, Ind.; daughter, Carol Schmidt of
Indianapolis, Ind.; sister, Helen Trip of Calif.; 17 grandchildren, 25
great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brothers, Eli Doneff and
James was a furnace operator at US Steel and retired in 1983. He was a
veteran of the US Army and Air Force.
Funeral service for James will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 12:00
p.m. at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., with
Pastor Fred Hoover officiating. Burial is to follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service at
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